Nicholas Reksten

Assistant Professor, Economics


Duke Hall
P: 909.748.8562


Ph.D., Economics, American University 2015

B.A., International Studies and Economics, American University 2007


2016-present: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Redlands

2014-2016: Guest Faculty in Economics, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2014: Short Term Research Assistant Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC

2012-2013: Adjunct Instructor of Economics, American University, Washington, DC

2007-2009: Researcher, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Washington, DC

Areas of Expertise

Green Economics

Institutional Economics

Development Economics

Feminist Economics

Courses Taught

ECON 100: Economics and Society

ECON 101: Principles of Economics

ECON 205: Ecological Economics

ECON 310: Research Methods in Economics

ECON 455: Environmental and Resource Economics


Roncolato, L., Reksten, N., & Grown, C. (2017). Engendering Growth Diagnostics: Examining Constraints to Private Investment and Entrepreneurship. Development Policy Review, 35(2), 263-287.

Wisman, J.D., & Reksten, N. (2013). Rising Job Complexity and the Need for Government Guaranteed Work and Training.  In M. Forstater & M. Murray (Eds.), The Job Guarantee: Toward True Full Employment (pp. 5-38).  New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reksten, N. (2008, Winter). Changing the Question. Synthesis/Regeneration, 45.


2016: Western Social Science Association

2015: Eastern Economic Association

2014: Midwest Economics Association

2011: Millennium Challenge Corporation brown bag, US Agency for International Development Economic Growth Sector Council seminar

2010: World Congress of Social Economics

 Awards, Honors, Grants

2015-2016: Ziesing Fund Award, Sarah Lawrence College

2014: Weaver Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, American University

2010: College of Arts & Science Mellon Travel Grant, American University

2009-2013: Graduate Fellowship, American University

 Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists